During a summer internship at Amazon Web Services, I completed an extensive summer project which involved conducting a series of lab studies and a multi-week diary study. This project centered around an analysis between a specific AWS service and a leading competitor in this space. Due to signing an NDA, not all details of the project can be shown.
As part of a larger review of current offerings ordered by senior Amazon management, I was tasked to investigate the services provided by a leading competitor to a specific AWS product.
This research study was somewhat unusual for AWS, as it ended up running as an almost multi-month endeavor. Because of this, and the resources that were deployed into the study, there was a high-level of expectation from both my team and AWS management in producing significant results. I managed to meet these expectations with a great deal of work, and produce a rich research report with actionable feedback for the relevant AWS development teams, as well as management, on how the AWS product can better compete in its specific space.